A combination of local community concerns and related COVID restrictions affecting the quality of the event that could be produced, Island Vibe Festival (North Stradbroke Island) have made the decision to postpone their 2020 event to 2021.
"The decision was largely made due to local community concerns about holding a large gathering on the island at this time, coupled with the impact COVID-19 restrictions would have on the quality of the event we would wish to deliver," event organisers said in a statement.
"The thought of policing the dance floor to enforce the current dancing ban was never an appealing prospect.
"2020 has proved a very challenging year for events, with uncertainty at every step of the way. We are optimistic that 2021 will see events adapt and flourish in the new conditions."
Those who had already purchased tickets, refunds will be available; you'll receive an email from Humanitix (if you can’t find this, please check your junk mail).
Island Vibe 2020 had been set to host Bullhorn, Mood Swing & Chevy Bass, Jarulah, JaZZella and others. The 2021 event will take place 21-24 October.Revisit the 2019 event with our Island Vibe review.
In better news, Island Vibe's sister event Zen Festival
will proceed (25-27 September). Combining all the juicy things in life: bodywork, music, sound healing, yoga, meditation, permaculture, amazing food, Zen Festival is a simple, nourishing community campout.
Set in a lush valley at the base of Mt Pinbarren, attendees will gather around the spring equinox for a weekend of relaxation, celebration, and connection.